18 thoughts on “We have a winner”

  1. I liked the title up until the “Kick Butt at Work” part. That’s a real turn-off. You should drop that. It sounds too aggressive – and from reading your blog for a while now, it strikes me that you are anything but aggressive. Assertive, positve? Yes. Aggressive? No.

  2. Although I use the word “Kick butt” often, I have to agree with Tim. It kind of has a ‘trying too hard’ feel about it.

    How about:
    Happy Hour Is 9 to 5 – How To Love Your Job, Love Your Life and Be Happy at Work.

  3. I hear ya on the “kick butt” thing.

    I stuck it in there to get something about happiness at work also making you really good at your job. What would be another way to express that?

  4. I’m with the “no” side on kick butt. How about
    Happy Hour Is 9 to 5 – How To Love Your Job, Love Your Life and Be a Player

    The word play on player works… play = fun, and player = a person who participates in or is skilled at some game; musician: someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession); actor: a theatrical performer; an important participant (as in a business deal); “he was a major player in setting up the corporation”

    (all web definitions)

  5. Where I come from, while “player” can have pretty much the meaning Paul notes, it is just as often used as a synonym for “hustler”, “con artist” or just plain “creep”. In a situation like this I think the words used have to be as unambiguous and unsullied as possible, and I don’t believe “player” fits that bill.

    The only two suggestions I can come up with to replace “Kick Butt” are “…and Knock ’em dead at work!” -or- “…and Wow ’em at work!”

  6. Be successful has the right meaning but is a little… bland. I’d like something with a little more pizazz.

    I like wow’em at work. Or how about “…and shine at work”?

  7. ass. kick ass.

    or, How to Love Your Life, Love Your Work, and Use Happiness as a Tool For Maximizing Productivity.

    nope, just Kick Ass.


  8. Alex-
    Sorry it’s taken me a few days to get to this. I’ve been swamped teaching a course in social enterprise leadership… i.e. how to create happy, value-based, successful organizations. Anyway, I like the direction of the book title — thought what occurs to me is is not so much the “Happy Hour is 9-5” but more along the lines of “Thank God it’s Monday” which is obviously a take off on “Thank God it’s Friday”. You could then play off of getting excited to get to work Monday morning continuing the good joo-joo from the weekend (is joo-joo a US-only expression?) and be happy 7 days a week.

    So might I suggest “Thank God it’s Monday: Tips for Loving Your Job and Your Life, 7 Days a Week” or something like that.

    Anyway, please ignore this post if the train has already left the station.

    Hope to see you when I’m in Europe in Jan/Feb.


  9. How about something like this:
    Happy Hour Is 9 to 5 – How To Love Your Job, Love Your Life and get ahead!

    If you do (and feel) well at your job it’ll also rub off on your personal life – so I don’t see the need to narrow it down to “get ahead at work”

    Just a thought!

  10. Well, “Kick Butt at Work” has a little bit of too agressive ring tp it – even though it’s not intended. I agree with Annes proposel, but I think you want a little more kick in the title, so another possibility:

    Happy Hour Is 9 to 5
    – How To Love Your Job, Love Your Life and Hit the / Your Target!

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